Herman D. Hughes, received his B.S. degree, M.S. degree and PhD from Stillman College, Tuskegee University and University of Louisiana at Lafayette respectively. He began his career as a high school mathematics teacher in 1959, followed by faculty positions in mathematics at Tuskegee University and Grambling State University. During the summer months professor Hughes worked in both industry and government (IBM, American Oil Company, Dow chemical, Advanced Avionics Research Lab). He joined the MSU faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 1973.


Dr. Hughes became a national and international leader in the area of network traffic management and modeling with respect to wireless and high speed networks. He has designed several schemes for addressing quality-of-service issues central to recent network technologies, wireless as hoc networks and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). The results have provided important insight for defining some key algorithms and parameters that is used by researchers for studying network traffic. Dr. Hughes work is published in several journals and has been presented at the most prestigious conferences. He served as a National ACM lecturer, and later voted Distinguished Alumni by both Stillman College and University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Professor Hughes exemplary contributions to research, teaching and service earned him the MSU Distinguished Faculty Award in 2000.


Dr. Hughes most recent research emphasis is quality-of-service (QoS) issues in mobile ad-hoc networks (MANET). Specifically he has developed and published several techniques and routing schemes designed to enhance QoS. From this, he upgraded the high-speed networks and performances (HSNP) research lab to a modern wireless communication and high speed networks (WCHSN) lab.

Professor Hughes is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of ECE at Georgia Institute of Technology and involved in research and consulting. He is affiliated with Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology, housed in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.